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TV Writer's Studio Information Session

Learn about our MFA in Writing and Producing for Television during our LIU Brooklyn Spring Open House:

Sunday, April 15, 2012
12 p.m.
LIU Brooklyn
Media Arts Lounge
1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY

M.F.A. in Writing and Producing for Television

Long Island University's acclaimed TV Writers StudioSM (TVWS) entered its second year. Launched in September 2010, with a carefully selected complement of graduate student writers from across the U.S.A., the program doubled in size when the Class of 2013 matriculated. The students invited to participate in the TVWS become part of an intensive, two-year curriculum of study during which they function collaboratively like the staff of an ongoing television series; and independently, as writer/creators of their own TV series pilot.

Classes are held at the state-of-the-art Steiner Studios, a 305,000-square-foot, Hollywood-style production and support facility in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard. The inaugural Class will graduate in May of 2012 with an M.F.A. in Writing and Producing for Television upon completing the 48-credit program.

The TV Writers StudioSM is a one-of-a-kind program that gives its students a real world TV writing experience they could get nowhere else. The program was created by Norman Steinberg, an Emmy Award Winner and veteran screenwriter whose credits include Blazing Saddles, My Favorite Year, Johnny Dangerously, Mr. Mom and many others. Pure and simple, the goal of the TVWS is to educate and to develop highly skilled, experienced professionals with strong portfolios who will be prepared to begin careers in the television industry as writer/producer/entrepreneurs.

“The students chosen to join the TV Writers StudioSM will find out what it's like to be on the day-to-day writing staff of a TV series where they will experience the joy of collaborating on a pilot script and the agony of eating awful Chinese take-out at two in the morning.”

– Norman Steinberg

Upcoming Information Sessions

  • Sunday, April 15, 2012 | 12:00 p.m. | LIU Brooklyn Spring Open House | Media Arts Lounge | 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY | RSVP Today

  • Monday, April 16, 2012 | 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. | Kenyon College | Sam Mather 215 | For more information: tobinm@kenyon.edu

  • Tuesday, April 17, 2012 | 12:30 p.m. | Ohio State University | Denny Hall 207 | For more information: filmstudies@osu.edu

  • Wednesday, April 18, 2012 | 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | Oberlin | Career Services Conference Room, Stevenson - Longman Commons | For more information: gboyer@oberlin.edu

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